Truly, at this point, when some Hot Young Conservative Thing comes out with accusations that some Big Liberal Institution is engaging in Scandalous Wrongdoing, don’t you start to say “possibly we should consider whether you are completely full of shit until you prove you are not?” Instead of the other way around?
Example one: Book claiming Muslims are in ur Congress, pwning ur n00bs 4 jihad, turns out to have been coauthored by total anti-Muslim squirrel nut with an agenda to push and is also basically just about how some Muslims work in the Capitol, quelle horreur. The Congresswoman who wrote the foreword and praised the book and loved all over its authors is now all, “Who? Never heard of him.”
But when confronted by some of Gaubatz’s past inflammatory statements — particularly that Islam
“terminal disease that once spread is hard to destroy” — Myrick said
she did not agree, later claiming that he did not even write the book
that bears his name.
“The book was written by Paul Sperry, who is very well respected
journalist,” Myrick told one questioner, according to audio of the
event obtained by TPMmuckraker.
(For the record, Sperry is a WorldNetDaily contributor who oncecalled on America to “force-feed Taliban clerics pork rinds until they give up [Osama bin Laden’s] location.”
Example two: Fucking Breitbart, fucking James O’Keefe and fucking ACORN. God, this one makes me crazy. Blackwater has MURDERED PEOPLE ON OUR DIME, and we’re all, “Hey, don’t do that again, okay? And change your name.” Meanwhile, some jackass dresses up a girl like a whore and pretends to be her pimp, literally not a soul is hurt, and everybody in Congress falls all over themselves to disband an organization that has helped far, far, far more people than anybody in Congress has ever thought about helping.
(People who most members of Congress would speed past waving off their “Will Work 4 Food” signs, being all, “No, I don’t want my windshield cleaned, you fucking dirtbag, go get a job.” Those are the Democratic members of Congress, by the way. The Republicans would try to run them over.)
So now, months later, turns out that the videos were doctored, nobody did anything wrong, O’Keefe’s going to jail probably, but ACORN’s mostly destroyed and Congress is all, “Who? Never heard of them. Apology? Why should we apologize? Restore funding? Wouldn’t think of it. After all, I’m sure they must have done something wrong. They were near some black people once.”
walks back claims of “criminality” by ACORN
March 2 Twitter post, Breitbartwrote:
ACORN tapes were less about ‘criminality’ than facility with which
employees all knew how to work system for any lowlife wanting govmnt $.
God forbid, after all, that any system benefit some “lowlife.” God forbid anyone help you navigate that system when your house is too small or your job is too pathetic or your kids are too sick for you to handle “working the system” for yourself. I realize it is not news that these people are scumbags but I feel like at some point it’s going to stop taking my breath away, how horrible they are, and I’m always surprised when it doesn’t. People think I’m cynical but I’m really not.
Maybe at this point we can finally start saying to ourselves that these
Young Republican Activist Hotnesses live to engage in cheap
douchebaggery and gotcha nonsense about nothing that will ever hurt a single soul. Maybe after they’ve been wrong about everything, over and over and over again, maybe after it’s been demonstrated that not a single one of their explosive iTeam reports has led to anything but their supporters having egg all over their faces, maybe after the benefit of the doubt has been extended time after time after time to these rich assholes and never to the people who are the targets of their frat-house antics, we can start to say you know, let’s try something else this time. Something fresh. Something new.
Let’s try assuming that the kind of people who would do this shit are full of crap from the start, and save ourselves the embarrassment later.